Joel Called! and - A Sad Day for the Fiber Community in Albuquerque.
On a sad note - a wonderful needlework shop here in town is closing. I have knitted with a group there for three years. It's been so welcoming and cheerful. Great friendships and much learning has occurred there. We in the group will miss the owners a lot. There are economic and health issues that have precipitated the closing. I wish the owners well and pray for their ease and comfort in a very hard time.
It seems that creative interests always feel the impact first in hard economic times and this is one of the results.
My classes have seen fewer students as well recently. It's an up and down cycle and this is a "dip in the road."
That's it for now.